Photo by Claire Eliza via Bridal Musings. When I got married last year , there were a number of areas around our wedding that felt a little dubious for me, particularly when I looked into the meaning behind some of them. So much of wedding tradition is tied up in purity, producing children, and giving yourself up to your new spouse. My bride-to-be friend and I were laughing a few weeks ago when she was trying on dresses, about how we instantly turned into stereotypical girls the minute she got into a white dress. The roles your guests play in your day should be equal too. Or it might be in the form of the roles you assign your friends and family; try having both parents walk you down the aisle, ask your mum to make a toast, or mix up the bridal parties.
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My favourite thing about weddings is how unique they are, everything is such an individual choice. Women are always able to propose to their partner if they want to. In the same way that you would run a household, the wedding is for BOTH of you, so you should definitely both sit down and work out what kind of day you want and work out what is important to both of you. This way no one person has to take on all the stress of organising the entire wedding and you both get the day that you want.
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Feminist Wedding , Planning your wedding. Good for you! I love that modern feminism and modern marriage have now come together to give people the choice of entering in to an equal marriage contract. The best place to start is to get informed about what the general wedding traditions are, where they come from and make some decisions about how you want your day to unfold.